Hong Kong Business brings you 20 of the hottest start-ups in the city that started operating from2008. Find out how the founders managed to make their business flourish with initial funding that ranges from as little as US$4,000 to as much as US$11 million. We have gathered some exclusive information on who the founders are, how much funding each startup received and what products they offer. Read on and see how each startup can best serve you this year.
Founders: Sunny Kok, Danny Kok, Jacqueline Chong
Funding: US$2m; Shanda Capital
Start of Operation: January 2011
TalkBox Voice Messenger bills itself as the world’s first voice messenger with its patent-pending signature “hold to talk” button. It is a smartphone application that enables users of iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry to easily communicate via push-to- talk instant voice messages as well as sharing geo-location, pictures and group chat with one another. A user’s voice is carefully curated and delivered by TalkBox voice bubbles of maximum 1 minute in length. “TalkBox makes asynchronous voice chats possible,” say the founders. TalkBox has grown to a global user base of 13 million.